italianjohn (2029) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear maroon/brownish pour ... poured out a thin beige head, but that receded quickly and your left with a flat but nice looking brew .... aroma is acidic and very oaky with a sour dark fruit/berry to it and brett .... taste is very dry and oaky with a tart and sour dark fruity flavor ..... flat carbonation, bittersweet with brett and a mild acidic flavor ..... finish is dry with a light bitter bite .... abv hidden well excellent
beechner224 (2) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a 750 ml locally. Appearance was darker than I expected and not much head to speak of. The smell was strong sour. Taste was puckering at first, then mellowed after a few sips. After all that, really liked it. Not the best I’ve had, but very good. Would certainly buy again.
Gr0ve (2039) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Olympen. Dark brown and crystal clear. Vinegary aroma. Crisp acidic sour nose. Notes of bread, toffee and grapes. Rich malty flavours balanced by a strong acidity. Well balanced though. A little too much alcohol perhaps, but overall a really nice flemish red ale.
PriorL (260) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 75cl bottle at home. Bought at ’Geers’.
Appearance: little to no head, dark red beer.
Nose: sour, tart, red fruits, some ’coulis’ even, rather fruity in general but with a good sour nose to balance.
Taste: a long lasting sourness, though combined with fruity notes and quite some alcohol noticeable. The beer is somewhat sticky around your mouth and reminded me of a ’coulis’ in a way.
Altogether, amazing beer, very comparable to a Rodenbach Vintage!
Emitch14 (51) - Westhampton, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Craftsman. Super intense. Flavorful baidhakebakahekahrkagekfucywvriwbakcyajeciwychaoeb via Beer Buddy for iPhone
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very thin beige head with no lacing. dark-red brown colour. aroma of red fruit, lactic acid, vanilla. pucker sour taste, red fruits, vanilla and a sour aftertaste. round mouth feel slight slick. medium carbonation and body. bottle 75 cl / lot 39 / bottled on 7-6-12
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/V/13 - 75cl bottle from Healthy Spirits (SF, CA) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-450) Thanks to Mathieu P. for bringing over the bottle!
Note: just a few weeks/months after I had received this bottle, I noticed my local beer shop (Geers) was selling this. What are the odds? :p
Clear red brown beer, small beige to brown head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: sour, red berries, lactobacillus, bit woody. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, red berries, woody, sour green apples, bit lemony. Aftertaste: sour, lots of green apples, some vinegar, lemony, bitter grape skin (tannins?), woody, leather. Nice, but I wouldn’t make this a 98 on RB. I guess Americans are just crazy about anything sour, right?
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Copper dark reddish brown pour. Aroma is fruity, balsamic vinegar, funky, brett, some raspberry. Flavor is sour, brett, a bit dry and thin.
dEnk (2639) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is big red fruits, some brett, woody notes. Awesome. Flavour is dry sour cherry, some chalk & dust, some hay. Missing something in the flavour.
kraddel (852) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells sour, earthy .
taste is sour, complex, fruity, dry.
OK carbo. nice !
erickok (2292) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing copper red body, tiny head. Sour funk, fermenting fruits, rough. Fairly sour yet fruity taste. Well aged, but the sourness dominates and the malts can only barely keep up. Would have liked a bigger body on this one. (ZeeBra)